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about the bill. >> reporter: furious, president obama said the bill did not harm gun rights. >> this legislation met that test. and too many senators failed theirs. >> reporter: more anger erupted when a woman shouted at senators, shame on you. most republicans and four democrats from states with high gun ownership voted against expanding background checks. >> criminals do not submit to background checks now. they will not submit to expanded background checks. >> the way to stop violent crime is to stop violent criminals. >> reporter: the politics was about more than gun rights. later today, a bipartisan group of senators will roll out immigration reform. democrat senator joe manchin who fought hard to get enough votes on background checks found that with two politically hard votes, some senators chose immigration over guns. >> if you're looking at it and trying to evaluate it, they're saying maybe immigration and maybe guns on top of that might be too much for me to go home and explain. >> reporter: and many of those senators who voted no, toe me they had hearty most from t
the nobody was hurt. >>> six votes short. the senate failed to pass a compromise bill that would have expanded background checks. many gun control advocates were hopeful since the bill did not control the controversial ban. president obama clearly angered called today's defeat a shameful day in washington. >> most of these senators could not offer any good reason why we would want to make it harder for criminals to buy a gun. it came down to politics. >> the president voiced his disappointment surrounded by victims of gun violence including former congress woman gabrielle giffords and the families of the newtown massacre. all of them say they will try again. >>> new evidence that the u.s. army knew that a former soldier was a dangerous man. and yet the army allowed jeremy goulet to resign rather than prosecute him. investigators found probable cause to prosecute him for rapes in 2006. his commander allowed him to resign, quote, for the good of the service. military law gives commanding officers discretion on handling rape charges. he denied committing the first rape and charges agains
's effort to expand gun control through background checks. but an emotional barack obama vows to fight on. >>> plus new details on the west, texas, explosion and the latest on that just ahead. >>> it was billed as a possible turning point in the fight for gun control reform but now hopes are fading that anything will get done after a bill to expand background checks on firearm sales failed in the senate. nbc's kelly o'donnell reports for us in washington. >> reporter: the president gave the rose garden microphone over to a newtown dad. mark barton. >> we'll return home now, disappointed but not defeated. >> reporter: the president clearly angry. >> the gun lobby and its allied willfully lied about the bill. >> reporter: lashed out at congress. >> this was a pretty shameful day for washington. but this effort is not over. i want to make it clear to the american people. we can still bring about meaningful changes that reduce gun violence so long as the people don't give up. >> reporter: from the steps of air force one last week to the u.s. capitol newtown families who know the pain of gun v
a gun. it came down to politics. >> sharp words from a disappointed president obama who appeared late today alongside the families of the newtown shooting massacre. the president expressed their disappointment after the senate today defeated a compromise bipartisan bill to expand background checks for gun ownership. the vote was just six short of the 60 needed to pass. gun control advocates were hopeful it would pass as the revised bill did not include a ban on assault weapons or high capacity magazines. >>> turning again to the terror in boston. today we learned the identity of the third person killed in the explosions, a young woman named lu ling xi. she was watching the marathon with two friends when the bombs went off. >>> well, it may have been a matter of fate. a bay area woman in boston to watch her 63-year-old mother run the marathon, missed being in the blast zone by a matter of minutes. more now live from boston with more on that story. terry? >> reporter: and this is a story about that fine line between life and death and how sometimes chance can make all the difference. th
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